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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE HOME EDITION SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 1929 UNITED PRESS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NQ 71 Hoovers Quarters Temporary Offices May Be For Rest of Term By CHARLES P STEWART Central press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Dec dent Hoover will transact busi ness in temporary quarters durintr all the rest of his term if he serves only one fouryear period can be surer than that Any idea that the government can make up its ponderous mind how to shelter the chief executive permanently in place of hls burned out accommodations in the west wing white actu ally done shortof early March J Any such extravagant notion might as well be dismissed right now as too fantastic to be seriouslv considered v 1UR HOOVER quite likely knows VJreadywhat kind of off ices the ought to have and where they ought to be situated He may too have influence enough to have his plan adopted Getting it adopted and seeing it realized in substantial building ma 1 are two altogether different 4 ear propositions however In fact Mr Hoover serve ton luuj SJC4 YC out his initial four years and an other fouryears and two or three of hia successors terms may have passed into history before a suit able permanent presidential office structure is dedicated in Washine And by that time the then presi dents staff will entirely have out grown the space and facilities pro vided for It VjR HOOVERS present temporary office rooms will have to do him for quite awhile When one applies the term tern porary to anythinggovernmental Washington one means tempor ary fop any length of time up to t a dozen years or so that goes air most without saying nd of course the white house t againiu It willnot be to staid there indefinite melancholy of ruins It would look too terrible right on the J grounds with the main structure of I the executive IJDUT even after the west wing has IM been repaired the job will be I only temporary The truth is the west wing execu live offices never were much more than temporary They were built for President Roosevelt and probably I they served him pretty satisfactor I Presidential busi I ness was not so heavy in his day I It was not so heavy in President Cpolldgea as witness the fact that Mr Coolidgc managed very i well with one private secretary while Mr Hoover has three of them N6 the west wing offices have been inadequate for Mr Hoover from he moved Into the J white house His staff already had Ioverflowed into the basement and 1 wag beginning to ascend into the attic Nobody suggests that he set the Wing on fire to get rid of it Was a convenient fire nevertheless J That is it was momentarily Incon fvcnient but will not be in the Jong i run handy thing about the west wing offices was that the presi k dent was able to reachthera without f leaving hishome roof The state and war building into yhich the presidential desk was Jhoved temporarily is only the k a narrow street and upa long flight of steps farther away but the street Is not roofed and mnot very well be i At that it Is not a bad place for the president as to location if the I TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 1 Boy Says Mother Killed Officer YOUNGSTERS IN AUNJ HEX By Robert Quillen I didnt know Jim had gone into bankruptcy until II seen his wife an girls struttin out in swell new clothes CHILD WOMAN IN CAR FIRED ON PAUL 4 Year Old Boy Clears Up Slaying of Highway Patrolman TYELLAIRE Ohio Dec 31 Chief of Police Francis Moran today announced that Donnie Schroeder 4 had admitted to him that his mother Mrs Irene Schroeder had fired the shot which killed CorpBrady Paul of the Pennsylvania state highway patrol near New Castle Pa last Friday Paul formerly lived at Washington Iowa Pennsylvania state police and Pittsburgh detectives took Donnie Schroeder to Pittsburgh for further questioning Chief Moran said the lad gave a concise description of the shooting and named two men known as Glenn Duggy and Tom Crawford a brother of his t mother as their companions Saw Child in Car ErnestMoore state highway pa trolman who was wounded in the exchange ofshots told Chief Moran that Dqiinie was the child seen inl the automobile i Chief Moran found the lad last night at an uncles home and took him to police headquarters questioning The uncle Ray Schroeder of Bellaire and the childs maternal grandfather Joseph Craw ford also were taken for question Ing Paul was shot down by a wom an who was accompanied by a small boy and a man Mrs Schroeder was not found in Bellaire The child was located thru a picture of Ray Schroeder which police said they found on the seat of an automobile abandoned by the killers Pennsyl vania officers are convinced that Ray Schroeder had no connection he crime Culled One Daddy Chief Moran said the child called one of the two who he said was in automobile daddy but Moran said the man was not the boys father There was a THE MAN OF THE HOUR lot of shooting and my daddy got hurt the child was quoted as saying My mama shot one cop and he laid back of the car groaning Uncle Tom shot another one in the headHe shot rijfht thru the windshield the boy said according to Moran i The boy was asked if he knew the whereabouts of his mother but he was unable to furnish informa tion concerning her 1 o i SLA YINGS WERE UNAVOIDABLE AJVF Prohibition Chief Says Coast guard Is Doing Work Very Well WASHIGTON Dec 31 Seymour Lowman assistant sec retary of the treasury in a state ment today said that the killing of three smugglers and wounding of a fourth at Newport Saturday was unfortunate but unavoidable arid that the smugglers having defied the government have no one to blame but themselves The assistant secretary said that because of the new years demand smugglers were making unusual ef forts to land liquor along the At lantic coast The customs service he contin ued knows how much Siquor is leav ing the base of supplyat St Pierre a French possession off the Canad ian coast and added that the amount that has been seized is very gratifying Lowman complimented the coast guard upon its work and said it had done well Business Houses Postoffice Will Close New Years Mason city business houses in general will close their doors in celebration of New Years day Wed nesday The postoffice will make no deliveries during the day and no windows will be open for postal business MORGAN NAMED BY SCIENTISTS Californian Elected Presi dent at DCS Moines Meeting DES MOINES Dec 31 Thomas Hunt Morgan zoologist was elected presFdent of the Amer ican Association for the Advance ment of Science at the business meeting of the organization today He is professor in the California Institute of Technology at Pasade na Dr Morgan tg not present at the annual meeting here The retire ing president Dr Robert A Milli kan also is connected with the California Institute of Technology Rodney H True of the Univer sity of Pennsylvania1 and John C Merriam president of theCarne gie Institution of Washington were elected tcfetheiVCouncil of Embers Dr Menjamvftasborn in Hopkin ton Iowa in I860 took hia bachelors degree at Lenox college there in 1887 Namn Two Directors Karl T Compton of Princeton and Dr Millikan were TURN TO PAGE COLUMUN 4 WILKINSPARTY FINDS NEW LAND Previously Unknown Terri tory Discovered on Polar Flight MONTEVIDEO Uruguay Dec 30 first fruits of Capt Sir George Hubert Wilklns explora tion flights over Antarctia were re vealed here today with advices he had discovered previously unknown land in his last vehture over the Polar ice cap The government radio service an nounced receipt of a message to this effect from the steamer Melville which carried the explorer to De ception Island which he uses as a base Details were not given Final Rites Are Held for Bishop DAVENPORT Dec 31 Final tribute to the late Bishop Theodore N Morrison of Davenport was paid by hundreds who attended his funeral at 10 a m at theTrin ity Episcopal cathedral Bishop Morrisons tragic death occurred Friday evening when he was struck by an automobile driven by Miss Volz of Davenport A coroners jury returned an open verdict1 at an inquest held last night The fatality was classed as an un avoidable accident and no blame was on the young woman expressed driver of the automobile In fulfillment of his wish the funeral ofsBlshop Morri son today vfaa distinguished by the simplicity that marked his life Bishop Harry Sherman Longley who automatically became Bishop Morrisons successor read the prin cipal parts of the service at the j church which wasfilled to capacity with friends of the dead clergyman He was assisted inhis office by the Very Rev MarmadukC Hare dean emeritus of the cathedral associated for years with the dead bishop and by the Very Rev Phlpbrook pres ent dean of the cathedral Bishops present at the funeral in The Rt Rev Harry Sher man Longley Des Moines the Rt Rev Charles P Anderson Chicago newly elected presiding bishop of States the Rt Rev Sheldon M Griswold Minneapolis bfshop of Minnesota the Rt Rev George Allen Beecher Hastings bishop of western Nebraska the Rt Rev Ernest V Shayler Omaha bishop of Nebraska At the hour of 10 a m radio sta tion WOC remained silent for two minutes in tribute Good Bishop of Iowa In addition to those in the church others who venerable bishop paused activities to mourn his departure FOISONFOUND SECOND TIME Latest Analysis in Iowa Falls Case Provides More Evidence ELDORA Dec 31 with reports from chemists that poi son had been found in the viscera of the twoyoung sons of Lee Sil vest Iowa Falls farmer who died under mysterious circumstances Hardin county officials today awaited calling of a coroners in quest before taking further action The viscera taken from the ex humed body of Ray 5 who died Nov IB contained traces of poi son Dean W J Teeters of the Uni versity of Iowa reported yesterday He had made a similar report re garding Marion 7 who died Dec 10 Dave Hughes 32 employe at the SJlvcst farmj is still being held fo investigation The Nanking government has at last reached the conclusion thatthe dispute with Moscow calls forcom posllio rather than ginlanPHot 7 Guardsmen Linked With JLiqupr Theft UCC31 0 DelMar a rum runner seized Sat urday night with 4000 aboard arrested by coastguard officials They face court martial The FlorDelMar was unloaded TTHJ utiucxuuu an tiimuiky Ul OUUU 10T 1HC Sunday night having been towed Charging that Shepherd prevented to the port here earlier in the day mnvtuino Many cases of liquor had been broken on the boat because of an explosion and thefts were easy 1930 EXPECTED TO TEST HOOVER MAJORPROJECTS Farm Relief Naval Par ley Prohibition Are x Issues By RICHARD L TURNER Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Dec 31 America enters a new decade at midnight intent upon perpetuat ing the international peace that the last has brot but torn from within by bitter dissension on enforcement of the prohibition laws Before the first month of the new year has passed into history reprei sentatives of the United States will gather with spokesmen of other great powers to consider the prob lem of competitive naval building and endeavor to abolish that menace to the friendship of the nations Within that time important de velopments are expected in the pro hibition strife including the first product oiE President Hoovers law commission a report recommending legislative cures for the ills of enforcement as the com mission has diagnosed them Experimental Stage There is a disposition among po litical observers to regard the year just closing ELS the experimental stage of the Hoover administration and the year that is dawning as a period holding forth thepromise of putting to the test several major projects initiated by the chief ex ecutive important among these his programs for farm relief and the limitation of naval armaments The issue of the agricultural de pression was fought out in the presi dential campaign of 1028 and early in his administration Hoover called cougress into extraordinary session to set up federal machinery for solving the problem Congress gave him what he asked and the question Is now in the hands oC a federal farm board of nine members whom he selected This agency has been getting it self established creating gigantic farmercontrolled corporations to deal with the problems of surplus crops and making loans to cooper ative organizations from the huge revolving fund with which congress equipped it When the crops of 1030 are harvested then it is pre dicted will come the first real test of its power and usefulness Planning Naval Parley For many months Hoover has been paving the way for the naval conference with the promulgation of the KelloggBriand treaty for TURN TO PAGE G COLUMN 3 10WANS TO GET APIECE Ottumwa Cousins of McClin tock to Divide Sum From Estate CHICAGO Dec 31 Iowa cousins of William Nelson McClin tock will share in the es tate left by the youth according to the final court ruling which yester day ended the dispute that began with his death Dec 1 1924 William Darling Shepherd foster father of the youth who was ac quitted by a jury of a charge that he slew his ward by administering typhoid germs received upward of 5425000 under the terms agreed several others mnn b nr trffV an JJU by Judge Philip L Sullivan of circuit court the agree ment gives 5350000 to Mrs Isabella Pope Veeder McClintocks fiancee cases at the time of his death Nine cous ins including Mrs Minnie Kerstens mciuumg jvirs Minnie Kerstens The investigation was ordered by Archie Eaton Charles Eaton Ira P Capt L T Chalkcr chief of staff Eaton William J Eaton and Maude after a rooming house brawl in which a sailor attached to the sub marine base and a guardsman were beaten The seven guardsmen were Eaton Walker of Ottumwa Iowa receive 535000 each The agreement ended litigation over McOintocks will which made Shepherd sole heir with the exception that hia fiancee would re ceive an annuity of for life Charging that Shepherd her marrying McCHntock at his deathbed the girl contested the I vill and was joined in the suit bj1 he cousins Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec This is our last day of grace To morrow we are obliged to read the usual New Years prosper ity applesauce by our same prominent men who are always rich enough to see a great year coming up And to show you they dont know any more about it than WILL HOGERS ClaraBow Last year they had their usual hokum predictions and in October we lost half as much as it cost to put on the war and yet not a one of these predicted it So just for a change lets let every man do his own predicting according to his own conviction and viewpoint The poor havent many rights as it is so lets at least let em predict especially as thats all they are going to get We know that the new year will look fairly rosy to Mr Rockefeller Schwab Owen D Young Charlie Mitchell Otto Kahn Amon G Carter pwight Morrow Khute Rockhe Andy Mellon Bishop Cannon and Tex Guiuan But how is it going to look to just old plain Joe Doakes Yours WILL ROGERS VAIN EFFORT TO ESCAPE FLAMES Riot Breaks Out in Scot tish Theater During Matinee BULLETIN PAISLEY Scotland Dec 31 least 69 persons most oi themchildren between tho ngos of 5 and 14 perished today in a fire which swept thru a motion picture theater here sending the crowded house inlo a wild panic for the exits pAlSLEY Scotland Dec 31 Between 60 and 80 persons most of them children were officially es timated to havc perished in a fire which swept thru a motion picture theater here crowded with young sters on a holiday matinee Exits of the theater were jammed with struggling boys and girls seek ing to flee from the holocaust and firemen had the greatest difficulty in dragging the young people to safety Constables and civilians driven back by heavy clouds of smoke with improvised gas masks heroically assisted in making many rescues Meanwhile a crowd of frantic mothers gathered outside and watched the children being taken from the burning building anxious ly scanning each new face in the BANKS CASHIER IS KIDNAPED BY 5 OHIO BANDITS Alarm Sounds and Gang Fails to Obtain Any Loot nAYTON Ohio Dec 31 LJ bank robbers engaged in a wild gun battle with citizens and officers at Phillipsburg Ohio near here to day after they had kidnaped Ralph Davenpuort cashier in a fruitless effort to loot the Phillipsburg State bank Davenport escaped from the rob bers in the confusion A posse of deputy sheriffs and 20 armed citi zens at once pursued two of the ban dits into a woods near the town Revived Bankers Wife Davenport was slugged at his home last night While members of the gang stood as lookouts two of them bound and held him prisoner Mrs Davenport fainted when they brot the cashier inside They pre pared coffee for her and remained until 6 a m Davenport had told them when he recovered that the banks time lock would not open until then At a m Floyd Davenport the cashiers 14 year old son re turned home after spending the night with friends He turned a flashlight on a rear door and saw one of the robbers pointing a ma chine gun at him The boy fled be fore the gunman could shoot or capture him Floyd gave the alarm at a filling station but meanwhile two of the robbers had entered the bank with Davenport The filling station em ploye set the towns fire siren screaming and at once bullets com menced to fly thick and fast Fired on Towns Siren Scores of armed citizens quickly collected in the streets exchanging fusillades with the bandits car as the driver endeavored to collect his partners and escape Once he turned a machine gun on the siren but was unable to silence it Three bandits finally got in the car and escaped tho pursued for many miles by citizens and officers The other two members of the gang fled inlo woods and fields on the environs of the town where the search for them was started victims to BU By a curious ironic twist the film which the children hadbeen wafch ingr was The Crowd i More than 150 children were taken to a nearby Infirmary suf fering from burns and injuries A constant stream of tramcars and wagons pressed into service ar rived at the infirmary bearing the little victims many dead and others in a comatose condition All emer gency measures were taken to care for the injured OSAGE BUILDING TO BE REBUILT Owner Decides to Start Erec tion of New Place in Near Future OSAGE Dec Ada Whit ley is making plans to rebuild at once the business block that was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning The upper story was used by her son Dr R L Whitley and Delta Printingcompany and the first floor and basement were occupied by the Faultless Grocery owned bv J W Drew Fortunately for the Delta com pany the last out of town order had been mailed This concern does a large mail order business WeS hiciks 100 Members CROOKSTON Minn Dec 31 hundred members by 1an 15 are being sought by the Crookston chapter of the Izaak Walton league Dr Paul Hegen is the president of the unit IOWA FORECAST Increasing cloudiness fol lowed by ruin or snow begin ning Tuesday night or Wednes day Slightly warmer Tuesday night In the east central and south portion Somewhat colder Wednesday or Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGnzctte weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum lUondiiy 53 Minimum In Niglit 21 At 3 A M Tuesday 27 In Mason City as in other points in Iowa Mondays maximum was the highest ever recorded on Dec 30 The mercury soared 4 degrees above the mark established on the previous clay Prospects were ex tremely bright for another record breaker Tuesday morning too for the sun was never brighter and the wind was out of the southwest 1   

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